According the press release from the National Institute of Statistic, Ministry of Planning that the 2008 Cambodia Population Census has been releasedyesterday (September 07, 2009) by the Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Chaktomuk Conference Hall.
The new census final results revealed that Cambodia population has increased from 11.4 million in 1998 to 13.4 million in 2008. The population density increase from 64 to 75 persons per square kilometer and the annual growth rate declined from 2.49% in 1998 to 1.54% in 2008. The number of literacy population aged 7 and more has spectacularly increased from 62.8% in 1998 to 78.35% in 2008. The adult literacy rate has shown fairly good increase to 77.59% in 2008. The number of children aged 6 and more attending school or educational institution have increased from 36.27% in 1998 to 2008 but the proportion of females attending school continue to be less than the corresponding proportion for males both in the urban and rural area.